Brooch, “Vanitas”, reconstituted coral, backside with black oak from a shipwreck and lock in gold and steel. Danish goldsmith Castello Hansen excels at creating impeccable brooches. This brooch is titled “Vanitas” and is in the shape of a pink urn. Upon closer inspection, the contours of a skull emerge in the brooch and reminds the viewer of their mortality, Memento mori. There is also a theme of repurposing here, as the brooch is made in reconstituted coral and black oak collected from an actual shipwreck.
Castello Hansen (b. 1965) lives and works in Grevie, Sweden. He is a trained goldsmith at Ole Lyngaard and holds an MA from The Royal College of Art in London. Hansen is represented in a number of collections, including Dallas Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.
PRICE: 15 000 SEK.